The mission of the Gifted and Talented (GT) program is to foster progressive educational opportunities through partnerships with students and families, innovative instructional practices, and enriched learning experiences. KISD is committed to addressing the unique intellectual, social, emotional, and creative needs of all students.
Kennedale ISD supports equitable representation in the GT program and is committed to providing GT screening opportunities to students from a variety of linguistic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. The district will utilize mid-year universal screener data to identify the top 5% of K-5 students to participate in our GT screening process annually. Students who receive behavioral and/or academic accommodations will be evaluated according to their documented 504, IEP, or LPAC committee recommendations.
Per KISD Board Policy EHBB (LOCAL), criteria shall be specific to the state definition of gifted and talented and shall ensure the fair assessment of students from all populations, including students with special needs, such as the culturally different, the economically disadvantaged, and students with disabilities. Teachers, counselors, and parents may refer a student for GT screening. Referrals are accepted throughout the year. Identification will be based upon review of input from teachers, input from parents, and evaluation data.